TWO VEHICLE COLLISION KILLS DIXON MAN NEAR SHOBONIER

SHOBONIER — A two-vehicle crash Friday afternoon on Highway 51 a mile north of Shobonier has claimed the life of a Dixon man.

Illinois State Police Reports indicate that a white Winnebago motor home pulling a Fiat driven by 78-year-old James Allen Brown of Dixon was southbound on Highway 51 when it crossed the center line and sideswiped a black Chevrolet pickup towing an enclosed trailer.

The impact was on the grassy shoulder of the northbound lane. The mobile home came to rest in the east ditch on its top while the truck driven by 72-year-old Lewis Nelson of Mulberry Grove also came to rest in the ditch.

Brown was extricated from the mobile home and transported to Fayette County Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Brown’s passenger, 67-year-old Carol A. Brown, as well as Nelson and his passenger, 69-year-old Una Nelson of Mulberry Grove were all transported to Fayette County Hospital.

Charges are pending as the investigation continues.